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Mindy Lucio

Freelance Illustrator & Designer

Oxnard, CA, USA

Work Experience

DreamEast Pictures USA Branch

Production Design Coordinator

-Oversee design progress of Backgrounds, Character Design, and Prop assets.

- Review scripts & storyboards to create asset breakdown lists for shipment delivery and artist assignments.

-Facilitate daily art & overseas animation reviews with Art Director. Sending back notes to designers & overseas design studio in a timely matter.

-Organized and maintained filing system of the company's entire design database. Continually archiving incoming designs, Filing approved art & post-production files from overseas, & updating stock folders for design team.

- Supported the design team. Handing out assignments, gathering assets, and helped maintain effective communication between the various designers and producers.

-Helped maintain production schedule for the Line Producer and worked closely with the design team to complete hard deadlines.

- Communicated effectively with Production Crew & overseas production studio to coordinate episode shipments, send out production notes, and maintain ongoing receipt of files for review.

- Organized and prepared needed documents/materials for weekly design meeting between Storyboard artists, Producers, Art Directors, and Designers.

-Supported Post Director, multi-tasking daily as a post coordinator/assistant. Downloading post-production files, animation files, & sending back notes to overseas production studio.
June 2015 - July 2016 Hollywood, California, United States

Lanard Toys Lmtd.

Visual Development Designer

-Creating Package designs from sketch to final comps
-Creating brand looks and style guides
July 2014 - June 2015 California, United States

Theme Parkology.com

Freelance Graphic Designer

Designing whimsical, fun, and informative cover designs for a series of famous theme park documentaries.
May 2014 - Present California, United States

Lanard Toys Lmtd.

Production Assistant

-Engineer custom packages from sketches to dielines to completed physical samples.

- Create graphic designs for product labels, packages, and brand line looks for both girls and boy toy products.

-Develop original illustrations for girl's and boy's line packages.

-Communicate with both in-house and Hong Kong marketing team for development of packaging and graphics.

-Create drafting sheets for girl's accessories that are used by overseas office to create toy molds.

-Hand-paint toy prototypes for overseas office review, often with in-house custom mixed paints.

-Coordinate color schemes for re-vamped and new girl's and boy's toys.

-Support the Boys, Girls, and Graphics team with their various projects and deadlines.
August 2012 - June 2014 Oxnard, California, United States

Freelance

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator

- Work with various independent authors to bring their words and ideas to life.
-Create original illustrations for children’s books
-Collaborate with authors to revise and edit artwork to their specifications
-Work efficiently to produce high quality digital illustrations, under deadlines.
May 2012 - Present Oxnard, California, United States

Easley Dunn Games

Concept Design Intern

Worked as an intern doing concept designs for Easley Dunn Games. Created background art, game play assets, logos/icons, and also re-painted characters for various iphone and ipad games.
May 2010 - September 2010 Los Angeles, California, United States

Otis College Of Art And Design

Teachers Assistant for Foundation Life Drawing

Helping teach students with extra one-on-one time and with small drawing demos to improve their skills and understanding of the human form during live model class sessions.
August 2009 - December 2011 Los Angeles, California, United States

Education

Otis College Of Art And Design

Bachleor of Fine Arts

Received a BFA in Digital Media with a concentration in Visual Development
August 2008 - May 2012 Los Angeles, California, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Fluent),

Skills

Drawing, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Character Desiger, Concept Art, Digital Illustration, Illustration, MAYA, Painting, Story Artist,